Refrigeratedtransporter 1121 Goodyear Hwy Hero Harte

Any truck driver heroes out there? Let Goodyear know

Sept. 16, 2013
Do you know a professional truck driver who has performed an act of heroism while on the road? The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company wants to hear the story.
The 2012 Highway Hero Award winner Jason Harte (right) with Gary Medalis, director of marketing, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems.

Do you know a professional truck driver who has performed an act of heroism while on the road? The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company wants to hear the story.
The company is accepting nominations for its 31st North America Goodyear Highway Hero Award through November 29, 2013 at
This award honors truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others. Goodyear will announce the winner during the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville KY. The winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize, a custom Highway Hero ring, and other honors.
The Highway Hero Award was created in 1983 to help elevate the image of the trucking industry and recognize truck drivers for their courage and selflessness.
Jason Harte, the 2012 Highway Hero Award winner, rescued a family of six, including four children, from a crushed minivan. The 2011 award recipient, Mike Schiotis, rescued a woman from a gun-wielding attacker.
Other past winners include a driver who pulled an elderly man from a car moments before it was destroyed by on oncoming train, a driver who rescued two girls trapped in a burning vehicle, and a driver who dove into a pond to save a child stuck in a rapidly sinking car.
Candidates for the 2013 award must meet these criteria:
•Must be a full-time truck driver
•Must reside in the United States or Canada
•The incident must have occurred in the United States or Canada
•Nominee’s truck at the time of the incident must have had 12 wheels or more
•Nominee must have been on the job—or on the way to or from work in his or her truck—at the time of the incident
•Incident must have taken place between Nov 16, 2012, and Nov 16, 2013, to qualify for this year’s program
After the nomination period ends, the list of eligible candidates will be reduced to four finalists. A panel of trucking industry judges will then select the winner, who will be revealed March 2014 during a special event at MATS.
To learn more, visit

Sponsored Recommendations

Heavy-Duty Maintenance Checklist

A maintenance checklist can help ensure you hit everything necessary during an inspection. Check out our free downloadable checklist to help streamline your repairs.

Five Ways a Little Data Can Save Your Company Millions

While most trucking and logistics companies rely on cellular to keep their work fleet connected, satellite has the ability to connect anywhere and through small data transmission...

Fleet Case Study: 15% YOY Growth for ITDS

Learn how this small trucking company scaled significantly and maintained outstanding customer service without adding additional people. Sylectus TMS can automate operations and...

Unlocking Fleet Safety & Efficiency: The Managed Service Advantage

Want to boost your fleet's safety and efficiency? Tune in now to discover the power of Managed Services in optimizing your safety program, streamlining operations, and making ...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of FleetOwner, create an account today!